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Glenbrook Elementary earns spot on ‘Donor Wall’ at local hospital


Nicole Hand from Headwaters Health Care Foundation visited Glenbrook Elementary School in Shelburne last week to receive a cheque made out to Headwater's Hospital for $4,227 raised at the annual Glenbrook Gives event. Ms. Hand announced that Glenbrook Elementary School had raised over $10,000 for Headwater's Health Care Foundation over the past 5 years, and that “Glenbrook Gives” was being added to the hospital's Donor Wall.

The 5th Annual Glenbrook Gives event was held Friday, June 1st in the school gymnasium. Glenbrook Kindergarten teacher and one of the organizers for Glenbrook Gives, Faye O'Connor told the Free Press, “Over the past few weeks, Glenbrook families have been donating funds in support of the staff and students who were shaving or donating their hair this year. All of the money that has been raised goes towards improving the cancer treatment center at Headwater's Hospital in Orangeville.”

Ms. O'Connor says, “Viola Brown, now a Grade 5 student at Glenbrook Elementary School in Shelburne inspired the annual hair donation and fundraising event for staff, students, and members of the community.  Staff, students, and family members shaved their heads, or donated their long-locks to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths and Locks of Love programs; both of which make and give real-hair wigs to women and girls who have lost their hair during cancer treatment.”

Glenbrook's staff and students are helping Headwater's Hospital to expand their Oncology unit and treat cancer patients in the community. “Many of the hair buzzers and donors have expressed their personal ties to the event - having loved ones who are currently battling cancer, loved ones who have survived or lost their battle with cancer in the past, or loved ones who have been the recipients of real-hair wigs after having undergone chemotherapy,” says Ms. O'Connor.

Ms. O'Connor reports that this year's event was coordinated by grade 5 student Viola Brown with help from Glenbrook staff members: Faye O'Connor, Tami Bye, Jen Lange, Crystal Duern, Katherine Horsely, Tobyn Londos, and Heather Mavins. This year's generous hair donors (8 to 18 inches) were: Amy Whitford (Grade 2/3 teacher,) Aynsley Whitehouse (Grade 6 teacher,) Brittney Bartlett (Intermediate French teacher,) Sofia Lindsay (JK,) Harper McHughan (JK,) Paisley Parr (JK,) Alyssa Gardner (Grade 1,) Brooke Bursey (Grade 1,) Vienna Brown (Grade 2,) Mikayla Capello (Grade 3,) Emily Dopson (Grade 3,) Sammy Bolger (Grade 3 - 12 inches,) Ashlyn May (Grade 4,) Viola Brown (Grade 5 - 18 inches,) Madison Gray (Grade 6,) Bailey Parr (Grade 7,) and Jiya Deol (Grade 8.)

The staff and students who buzzed their hair off in support of the event were: Viola Brown (Grade 5,) Brian Brown (Viola's father,) Jen Lange (Educational Assistant,) Brett Long (Grade 4 teacher,) Robert Henry (Special Education teacher,) Todd Schooley (Junior French teacher,) Matthew Hamilton (Grade 7/8 teacher,) Jasper Marshall (SK,) Kash O'Brien (SK,) Dax O'Brien (Grade 2,) Greyson Weatherall (JK,) Owen Dolmer (Grade 1,) Ashton Steis (Grade 1,) Zach Thompson (Grade 2,) Stevie Brake (Grade 2,) Damon Kamenski (Grade 2,) Hudson O'Brien (Grade 4,) and Ryder Hare (Grade 5.)



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